This is the fourth book in as many months I have read that
have come from the pens of lawyers. And every one of them
has been a treat to read. I have come to the conclusion that
lawyers are all closet authors. From a technical viewpoint
Susan Schaab has done a great job, the writing and editing
is of the highest quality. The character and plot development
is also masterfully done. Even the title is a very clever
idea, but I will leave that for the reader to discover its
Our heroin is Evelyn (Evie) Sullivan a high flying associate
lawyer on the fast track to making partner with a large law
firm. Life could not be going better for Evie, and a chance
encounter with handsome software executive Joe Barton on a
cross country flight seems to be the icing on the cake.
Evie’s happiness is however short lived, things start
to happen at work that at first seem insignificant, mistakes
on an expense report, her name being attributed to cases that
she has had no dealings with, etc. Pretty soon though, these
insignificant problems seem to be taking on a life of their
own. It is almost as if someone is out to poison her career.
All the clues lead to a fellow attorney Alan Levenger. What
Evie cannot figure out is his motive, the only possible reason
could be that a year earlier she had rebuffed his romantic
overtures while on a business trip. But this seems like a
very flimsy reason for extracting such a harsh revenge.
Evie becomes convinced that something very sinister is afoot;
it is becoming clear that she is the victim of identity theft
and manipulation. Her only real confidant is Joe, and he and
Evie set out to clear her name and discover who, and what
is behind it all.
This story is an awesome read, it draws you into a whirlpool
of plot twists and intriguing charactes. The evil Alan is
painted so well you can imagine meeting him and disliking
him. This guy has villain written all over himself! Evie comes
out as a strong willed lady, and even though the odd’s
against her seem overwhelming she keeps rolling with the punches
seeking the truth.
Although the underpinning theme involves aspects of the legal
profession Susan Schaab does a great job of protecting us
mere mortals from the vagaries of ‘Lawyer Speak’.
She cleverly uses her character Joe as the conduit to explain
legal aspects that the average person would not understand.
Destined for release in June Wearing The Spider is
available on Amazon.